The accident occurred on Friday night. Police told DPA on Monday that Steinmeier was even present at Hammerschmidt’s villa during the offending negotiation period. According to police, the intruder had no idea he was in the presidential residence after climbing over the fence. According to her, Steinmeier was never in danger.
Police discovered the suspect lying motionless on the ground. Upon investigation, she found that a 28-year-old man was wanted simultaneously for breaking into three cars. Now he is also charged with trespassing on someone else’s property.
The Villa Hammerschmidt in Bonn has been the official residence of the Federal President since 1950. After former President Richard von Weizsäcker decided in 1994 to move the seat of the head of state to Berlin’s Bellevue Palace, the villa in Bonn is considered the second residence official.
Zeman’s security chief helped catch the thief